Rotate page orientation between portrait and landscape in Word 2010

You can choose either portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation for all or part of your document. When you change the orientation, the galleries of predesigned page and cover page options also change to offer pages that have the orientation that you choose.

What do you want to do?

Change the orientation of your entire document

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Orientation.

  1. Click Portrait or Landscape.

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Use portrait and landscape orientation in the same document

  1. Select the pages or paragraphs that you want to change to portrait or landscape orientation.

 Note    If you select some but not all of the text on a page to change to portrait or landscape orientation, Word places the selected text on its own page, and the surrounding text on separate pages.

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins.

  1. Click Custom Margins.
  2. On the Margins tab, click Portrait or Landscape.
  3. In the Apply to list, click Selected text..

 Note    Microsoft Word automatically inserts section breaks (section break: A mark you insert to show the end of a section. A section break stores the section formatting elements, such as the margins, page orientation, headers and footers, and sequence of page numbers.) before and after the text that has the new page orientation. If your document is already divided into sections, you can click in a section (or select multiple sections), and then change the orientation for only the sections that you select.

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Applies to:
Word 2010